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No. 23 Gonzaga set for crucial game against San Francisco at Chase Center

Feb. 29—Pregame

Gonzaga has been building toward this week.

The No. 23 Bulldogs, winners of six straight games, open a crucial road trip tonight against the San Francisco Dons at the Chase Center, in San Francisco. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN2.

Although at neutral site, the game will still be considered a Quad 1 opportunity for GU, which is 1-5 in such games.

The Zags (22-6, 12-2 West Coast) will then turn to No. 17 Saint Mary's on Saturday, which can lock up the WCC regular-season title tonight at Pepperdine.

Even if SMC clinches, the Bulldogs and Dons (22-7, 11-3) will battle for the second seed in the conference tournament, which comes with an automatic berth to the semifinals.

USF lost at Gonzaga 77-72 on Jan. 25. The Dons nearly upset Saint Mary's last Tuesday, but fell 70-66.

Series history

Gonzaga holds a 77-22 all-time record over USF and has won 28 consecutive meetings since 2012.

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